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For the next (first post-Design Week) meeting of the Happy Friends Reading Club, scheduled 5 pm on November 3rd 2013, we will be discussing a brief excerpt from Guy Debord’s 1967 book, Society of the Spectacle. You can find the whole text here.

下一个开心朋友们读书小组开会,十一月三日五点,我们讨论居伊·德博的《景观社会》 中文版第一章,在这里找到的。

Join us this weekend for a marathon morning-after satellite screening of the Creative Time Summit 2013, co-hosted by HomeShop and
Arrow Factory

See more about the Creative Time Summit here!

See below for detailed information and screening schedules for the lineup!






图片/image: Jeronimo Voss


19:00—> 2013年10月19日

继今年四月对空间模式的热烈讨论之后,家作坊现在推出下一个议题:艺术家在北京(但不仅限于北京) 组织自己的“工作-生活”的不同方式。

  • 生活工作在阿姆斯特丹的Maja Bekan 和 Angela Serino目前是北京IFP(Institute for Provocation)的驻地艺术家,她们的项目是“行动中的身体:文化工作者的未来会是怎样?”
    Maja Bekan是一名行为和视觉艺术家。她是艺术家鹿特丹艺术组织“论辩与艺术区”(ADA,Area for Debate and Art)的发起人与策划者。
    Angela Serino是生活工作在阿姆斯特丹的意大利策展人和作家,自2010年起出任荷兰艺术机构Kunsthuis SYB的项目策划委员会委员。
  • 方璐是一位生活和工作在北京的录像艺术家、录像局的发起人之一。录像局是设在北京和广州的独立录像档案资源库,主要致力于为录像艺术提供展览,组织和存档的平台。
  • 来自德国的访问艺术家Jeronimo Voss是艺术工作者联盟(Art Workers Coalition)的组织者之一。艺术工作者联盟主要研究职业艺术工作者的政治和组织可能性及其与其它社会运动之间更为广泛的联系,如他们的项目Philosophicum就以法兰克福住房短缺问题入手,向政府提议将一个废弃的大学校园建成住房合作社。
  • 在北京工作和生活的艺术家吴玉仁通过自己的装置与摄影作品阐释权力结构及其对个体的影响。2010年,吴先生参与组织了包括多名艺术家与当地民众在内的抵抗强拆活动。

Surviving Art

7:00 pm—> October 19th, 2013

In a followup to our lively discussion on different models of “spaces” in April, HomeShop hosts a discussion on the ways that artists organize their working lives, in Beijing and beyond.

In China (and elsewhere), while artistic work has often meant self-employment and being one’s own boss, it has not always translated as “self-determination.” We start this discussion from a common inquiry that unites a variety of positions: what structures can we create to endow our work with a little more stability?


  • Amsterdam based Maja Bekan and Angela Serino are currently in residence at IFP in Beijing working on the project “BODIES AT WORK: What is the future of the cultural worker?”
    Maja Bekan is a performance and visual artist. She is a co-founder and developer of the Rotterdam based artists’ initiative ADA, Area for Debate and Art.
    Angela Serino is an independent curator and writer based in Amsterdam (NL). She is member of the Programming Committee of Kunsthuis SYB, artists in residency devoted to research, experimentation and new collaboration, and co-initiator of noalanguageschool, icw artist M.Al Solh.
  • Fang Lu is a Beijing-based artist working primarily in video. She is co-founder of Video Bureau, an independent video archive resource in Beijing and Guangzhou that aims to provide a platform to exhibit, organize and archive video art.
  • Visiting from Frankfurt, Germany, artist Jeronimo Voss talks about his experiences with artist self organization in Frankfurt am Main. Jeronimo will talk about new urban development plans in Frankfurt, Germany as well as ways of dealing with it, both artistically and on a self-organized daily life basis.
  • Beijing-based artist Wu Yuren represents power structures and their effects on individuals in his installations and photography. In 2010 Wu and a group of artists and residents in northeastern Beijing were involved in resistance against evictions.


我们邀请到 Alessandro Rolandi(李山) 作为嘉宾,他将选用农夫市集的食材为大家烹饪意大利烩饭。作为交换,他会请客人在中国老式糖果包装纸上写上“一个消息到西部”,这些糖果将在今年年底在罗马展出。


On Sunday October 13th, from 11:00 to 16:00 at Sanyuan Qiao Phoenix City (See the Map), HomeShop will hold its fifth edition of True and False as part of the Beijing Farmers’ Market and Country Fair.

Our guest is Alessandro Rolandi, who will be offering visitors tastes of his Italian risotto c0oked on-site using materials available in the market. In exchange, he will ask visitors to write their “Message to the West” on vintage Chinese candy wrappers that will be distributed with candy to gallery-goers at Gallery Apart, Rome, as part of the group show ‘Subterfuge’, opening January 18th 2014.


一个来自巴勒斯坦(Saadah Saadah)和2名以色列人(Nir Horovitz and Ma’ayan Galim),一起结烹饪从他们的家园的晚餐合食物。
RSVP lianxi@homeshop.org.cn!

Serendipity Dinner
For HomeShop’s public dinner at 7 pm on Friday October 11th, HomeShop hosts a number of serendipitous friends.
For our pleasure, a Palestinian (Saadah Saadah) and 2 Israelis (Nir Horovitz and Ma’ayan Galim) cook a dinner together combining foods from their homelands. They have never met.
They will give brief presentations.
There may be a special dance performance. Only attendees will find out!
30元, max 30 people
RSVP at lianxi@homeshop.org.cn!!



On Thursday October 3rd, from 11:00 to 16:00 at INDIGO mall, HomeShop will hold its fourth edition of True and False as part of the Beijing Farmers’ Market and Country Fair.

Our guest is the Beijing-based Diao Dui Collective, who will be producing a version of their juice-work 卖权猫——千万饮料 (mai quan mao). Please come and try!

Lost Subject No. 25: the adolescent 王星超 Wang Xingchao
Discovered Missing: approximately 3–4 years ago
Location Lost: HomeShop (Xiaojingchang hutong)
Location Found: Mao’er Hutong Park, every day

“Hey, I know your face! I could swear that I have met you before!”
“Did you ever live on Xiaojingchang Hutong?”
“No, never.”
“But I know your face. I have seen you before. I just have this memory of you hanging out on the street practicing 快板 (bamboo clappers).”
“Oh, well I used to live near here.”
“I used to live up on Xiaojingchang for a little while.”
“What! You just said you didn’t! It really is you! So, do you remember this place with a shopfront and this girl 何颖雅 Elaine W. Ho who made projects who lived there?”
“Yeah, I remember.”
“It was called HomeShop.”
“That’s right, HomeShop.”
“And that guy with the beard, 曲一镇 Qu Yizhen?”
“Yeah, I remember.”
“And a young guy with glasses, 欧阳潇 Ouyang Xiao?”
“No, I don’t remember him.”
“It still exists, it is on Jiaodaokou Beiertiao. You should come by!”
“You still make events? I could come and do a dance performance. Take my number.”
“Great. So are you in university now, how old are you?”
“No, I am working. I am 19. I work with part of the police.”
“And you do this too, this dancing? How often are you here?”
“Yes, this is what I do now. I am at this park every day. And sometimes performing.”
“Are you waiting for your friends to come? It’s a group?”
“Uh, yeah.”
“By the way, what is this dance called?”
“This is called 鬼步舞 (Melbourne Shuffle).”

*Originally shutting off Xingchao’s music to stretch, once warmed up this elder gentleman began shuffling along as well. It seems many people have found ghost-dancing useful in their own daily lives.

真和假第三期 True and False 3
HomeShop @ Beijing Farmers’ Market



我们的嘉宾是维他命艺术空间”这个店“。本期为北京有机农夫市集三周年庆典活动。北京有机农夫市集的前身是市集,2010年9月18日, 市集于2010年夏季维他命艺术空间所在地首次举办。

请点击http://www.flickr.com/photos/64090761@N03 查阅Country Fair早期图片。

On Friday September 20th, from 11:00 to 16:00 at INDIGO mall, HomeShop will hold its third edition of True and False as part of the Beijing Farmers’ Market and Country Fair.

Our guest is Vitamin Creative Space’s the Shop. This edition of “True and False” marks the third anniversary of the Beijing Farmers Market, which began as the Country Fair at Vitamin Creative Space’s summer 2010 location in Caochangdi on September 18th, 2010. You are welcome to join the celebration!

More images of Country Fair’s beginnings: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64090761@N03

About the Shop:

the shop 这个店

4, “这个店”作为展览,作为生活哲学的现实界面,将是一个寄生在公共空间的小公共区域,更直接地促成创造行为和日常生活关系的转化;并揭示在非机构性的空间内一种新的创作形态;
5,“这个店”的形态会因不同创作者的加入而产生变化,展示的作品也将发生演变, 并随展出情境的变化而变化。

1. the shop will take the form of a “shop” within public space;
2. the shop will exhibit pieces inspired by individual experience, made by emerging Chinese artists, fashion designers and various young creators, and can all be used in daily life.
Through viewing and using these objects, viewers will be able to experience the signals for “thought” and “action” that this space emanates.
3. Aside from viewing the “products”, one can also purchase them, the shop thus transforms the shopping process into a new mode of communication.
4. As an exhibition, the shop presents a tangible interface of the philosophy of life. It will generate a non-hierarchical medium within the public space, for people to experience and re-discover life’s energy;
5. The physical form of the shop and the works presented will evolve depending on the participating artists and circumstances surrounding the exhibition;
6, the shop attempts to dissolve the separation between subject and object, hence further stimulating the integration between life and art. It allows for personal approaches to the pursuit for and realisation of a “better life” in our times.

See more:

《流泥》第一期将在9月13日在线亮相—我的亲啊!为庆祝该盛事,我们将在9月14日晚7至9点在家作坊举行一场pecha kucha风格的研讨会。会中将有六个短讨论环节,每个环节都将伴有投影片,时长不会超过7分钟。讨论课题将由《流泥》的参与者与我们的朋友们决定。




Issue 1 of Concrete Flux will be published online on the evening of Friday 13th September–ominous! To celebrate the publication of the first issue, we will be holding an evening of ‘pecha kucha’ style talks, punctuated by questions and discussion, on Saturday 14th from 7-9 pm at HomeShop. There will be six such short talks, each of no more than 7 minutes and each accompanied by a slideshow. The talks will be from our contributors and people from the broader Concrete Flux community.

We hope that a lively discussion will spill over in to a local bar afterwards and continue into the wee small hours.

The topics and themes raised during the event’s discussions will go on to inform our choice of theme for the next issue of the Concrete Flux journal. Your presence and input are valued!


Special note:
To introduce what Concrete flux aims to promote, we wanted to start off with a participatory project to encourage exploration within the city. So we created a sound-based participatory event and installation, Audio Archaeology 声音考古学. The event starts soon–in just under a month!–and we are seeking some help with covering the costs of the required materials from friends, family and anyone with an interest in what we are doing.

Please have a read through the full description of our project here http://www.kapipal.com/audio_archaeology and consider contributing any amount from £1.50 upwards. There are also goodies available for larger contributions!

Thank you! And please help to spread the word!

7 pm, August 29th, 2013
Caterina Riva
“Toothpick Geometries”


“I will give some background context on the establishment of FormContent in London and speak of some of the curatorial projects we worked on in that capacity, in shifting situations, from a gallery to an art fair. The second part of the talk will touch upon my move to New Zealand in mid 2011 to take up the directorship of Artspace in Auckland and the challenges of moving to a new place, where different rules and a different audience are in place. A few selected projects from my time there will be presented and discussed.”

Caterina Riva has been the Director of Artspace NZ since 2011, her recent curated projects include Goldin+Senneby M&A and the upcoming solo show by Tahi Moore. 
Riva was co-director and curator of FormContent, a not for profit curatorial space she helped found in East London (2007-2011). After her studies in Italy, Riva received her MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Between 2004 and 2008 she was the Coordinator of the Advanced Course in Visual Arts for Fondazione Ratti in Como, Northern Italy.


Caterina Riva


从2011起Caterina Riva任ArtspaceNZ总监,她最近策划的项目包有Goldin+Senneby《M&A》以及即将举行的个展Tahi Moore。Riva历任FormContent的总监和策展人,FormContent是一个在她协助下创办于东伦敦的非营利的策展空间(2007-2011年)。在意大利攻读后,Riva在伦敦大学戈登史密斯学院(Goldsmiths College)获美术策展硕士学位。在2004年和2008年之间,Riva与他人合作在意大利北部的科摩为基金会Ratti主办视觉艺术高级课程。